Plane attacked at Peshawar Airport

Pakistan has been fighting it’s own war against the Taliban in Pakistan, besides the US war in Afghanistan.

PIA plane ‘fired’ upon at Peshawar airport

Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight PK-376 form Riyadh was fired upon by unknown miscreants between Sulemankhel and Mashokhel of Peshawar’s Badhber area tonight.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials said that they have reports of firing but the flight landed safely without any injuries to the passengers. They said that they cannot officially confirm the attack.

Badhber Police said that they have heard and seen the gunfire and were investigating if the plane was attacked or it was a routine celebratory fire, common in the area. 

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It may be mentioned that Dara Adamkhel Taliban were planning to target military helicopters and war planes besides passenger aircrafts in Peshawar, according to a report by DawnNews.

Security was put on high alert on Friday night after the threat alert and besides FC and police, army troops also patrolled the area near the tribal areas specially Adezai, Badhber and Mattani.

Hindustan Times

According to witnesses, four attackers were seen escaping from the scene. They also said that the attackers were armed with hand grenades and sub machine guns (SMG), Geo News quoted police as saying.

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This is the fourth such attack in Peshawar in the last few months.

On September 27, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft was fired upon during landing in Peshawar. However, there were no casualties.

On September 1, a Russian cargo plane came under fire in the Sheikh Muhammadi area of Badhaber, while in June this year, a PIA flight PK-756 was fired upon in a similar fashion in the same area. One woman was killed and two persons were injured in the attack.

Same wording from the Express Tribune (could be several reasons why though)

This is the fourth such attack in Peshawar in the last few months.

On September 27, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft was fired upon during landing at Bacha Khan International  Airport in Peshawar. However, there were no casualties.

On September 1, a Russian cargo plane came under fire in the Sheikh Muhammadi area of Badhaber, while in June this year, a PIA flight PK-756 was fired upon in a similar fashion in the same area. One woman was killed and two persons were injured in the attack. 

Drone Wars

from Last Week Tonight

Pakistan sees America as #1 threat, and everyone hates drones except America and Israel

This is the second attack of the day and fourth such strike in last three days.

(photo from Dawn News)
— File photo

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